Eau Claire to offer drive-thru absentee voting

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WKBT) – “Drive-Thru” Absentee Voting for Eau Claire residents is available for the upcoming General Election in the parking lot area of City Hall at 203 S. Farwell St.

A vehicle is not required to use the service, which is as follows:

  • Thursday: October 22 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: October 23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: October 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday: October 26 through October 29 from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: October 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In anticipation of a large voter turn-out, additional service tents have been added to South Dewey Street. South Dewey Street will be temporarily restricted to one-way traffic between
Gibson Street and East Grand Avenue during drive-thru voting hours. Residents who wish to use the drive-thru service should enter the area from the north, a four-way stop will be installed at Eau Claire Street and South Dewey Street.

Voters should follow signs or direction from a traffic control person stationed at the intersection. City of Eau Claire residents can use the drive-thru service to vote by absentee ballot, return a completed absentee ballot, or register to vote. Poll workers will follow cleanliness and physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask, and the city of Eau Claire encourages voters to do the same.

For additional information on voting by absentee ballot, registration requirements, polling locations and more visit at EauClaireWi.gov/Elections.